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Monday Overnights: NBC Leads; Modest Return for ‘Better Late Than Never’

ABC's 'The Bachelor' Special, 'Countdown to Arie,' Generates No Interest

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.4/ 9, CBS: 3.8/ 6, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +100, CW: no change, ABC: – 7, NBC: – 8, CBS: -10

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Ratings Breakdown:
NBC’s “The Voice” led the network to opening week overnight victory, with the still solid singing competition at a 6.4 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this more than doubled competing ABC holiday competition “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which averaged a 2.9/ 5.

In season-premiere news was NBC comedy reality series “Better Late Than Never,” now in season two, at a second-place 3.3/ 5 in the household overnights in the 10 p.m. hour. While this trailed CBS’ competing “Scorpion” (#1: 4.1/ 7) by 20 percent, it is still poised for victory once the adult 18-49 ratings are released.

Third in the 10 p.m. hour was ABC special, “The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie” at a modest 1.9/ 3. The upcoming season of “The Bachelor” begins on Monday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the 8-10 p.m. combination of sitcoms “Kevin Can Wait” (#2: 4.2/ 7), “Man With a Plan” (#2: 3.7/ 6), “Superior Donuts” (#2: 3.5/ 5) and “9JKL” (#2: 3.0/ 5), which all remain down from the year-ago time period performances.

Elsewhere, Fox featured dramas “Lucifer” (#4: 2.6/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and “The Gifted” (#4: 2.1/ 3 at 9 p.m.), which do not resonate in the overnights. And The CW featured an encore telecast of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (#5: 0.7/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and freshman drama “Valor” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m.), which will conclude following the initial 13 episodes ordered.

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, December 4, 2017.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great Christmas Light Fight”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great Christmas Light Fight”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.5/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great Christmas Light Fight”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.5/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Valor”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great Christmas Light Fight”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “9JKL”: 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Valor”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie”: 2.1/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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